At least 11 Saudi princes, four incumbent ministers of the Saudi government and dozens of former government ministers have been arrested, according to Al Arabiya.
The news network quoted unnamed sources as saying that well-known billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was among those who have been detained in connection with newly-opened corruption probes.
Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, a prominent investor in US companies including Twitter arrested! https://t.co/7WvYDILDMh— Glenn Quagmire (@marklar1969) 5 ноября 2017 г.
Earlier, the anti-corruption committee announced the relaunching of a probe into the devastating floods that claimed the lives of more than 120 people in the Saudi city of Jeddah in 2009.
The investigation wrapped up in December 2014, with the Saudi court finding about 45 people guilty, including senior officials, on charges of bribery, the misuse of power and money laundering.